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Overview

Enrollment in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is limited to 15 students.  Preference will be given to students who have been enrolled in The College of Idaho undergraduate education program. Applications will be accepted for review from:

  • College of Idaho graduates who have completed the Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Precertification major or the Education minor  

  • Candidates who have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in elementary education or with appropriate secondary coursework in two areas of endorsement, and the Education minor

Note: Candidates for secondary certification must have required coursework in two teaching fields or 45 credits in a single subject.

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Requirements for Admission in the MAT Program

  • An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Completion of an education major (elementary) or education minor (secondary) with additional requirements for elementary or secondary certification
  • Completion of the admission application
  • An essay discussing the department's conceptual framework and its influence on the candidate’s teaching goals
  • The email addresses of three references, to whom the Education Department will send a recommendation form.  These individuals should include:
    1. A K-12 teacher with whom the candidate has worked
    2. A professor in the candidate’s content area
    3. A person of the candidate’s choice
  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • Submission of a portfolio with a score of 88/132 or higher
  • Acceptable scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years

Application Deadline

Students in The College of Idaho undergraduate program must complete the admission process by March 15.  Others must complete the process by April 1.  Candidates will be notified of acceptance into the program within two weeks of the closing date.

Requirements for Graduation

To earn an MAT degree at The College of Idaho, a candidate’s graduate coursework must be completed with a grade of “B” or better.  Graduates of the program are required to complete a thesis approved by a thesis committee and the graduate program director. All coursework and the thesis must be completed within five years of matriculation into the program. If all coursework has been completed except the thesis, the candidate must enroll in EDU-681 Thesis Completion and the thesis must be accepted by the thesis committee and the graduate program director. The responsibility rests with candidates to see that their program of study satisfies all the requirements.

Course Requirements

During the internship year the candidates take MAT seminar and work on the professional portfolio and the collection of data necessary to complete the research project, in addition to doing the coursework taken by the non-MAT interns.

Both groups will study assessment as it relates to learning.  During this time, work on the professional portfolio and the collection of data necessary to complete the research project will continue.

For more information, please visit our Graduate Programs Catalog.